FAQ's

CASP has an Addiction Recovery Program For You

Thoudands of Irish people suffer from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Tragically, most of those with substance misuse issues who need help don’t seek it, as the decision to seek help is one that can cause immeasurable pain to both the afflicted person and their family — but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Are addiction recovery programs really necessary, and can I recover on my own?

Addiction is not something that can be wished away, or even cured by the addict alone. It requires professional treatment, as well as a commitment from the person to put forth an honest effort. We will refer you to the addiction recovery program that best fits your needs; or if we are unable to assist you, refer you to a service that can.

Addressing addiction requires counseling. Whether is it getting to the bottom of the clients issues or helping the client move forward and find alternate ways to make a sober life more rewarding. The client must commit to engage with the Therapist because they have made the decision to seek help and they are the ones that are going to make their sobriety happen.

At CASP our facilities offer one-one sessions with experienced Counselors, as well as group therapy. Substance misusers frequently turn to mind-altering substance to escape a life they find difficult Simply removing the drug doesn’t correct the core problem, which can be a mixture of anger, negativity, and pain that can turn every day into a struggle. CASP helps the clients look at the bigger picture of their addiction.

Besides counseling, what else does addiction recovery include?

Addiction recovery programs are long-term processes. At CASP persons with a heroin addiction can opt for a drug replacement therapy -methadone maintenance, and use this in conjunction with a range of holistic treatments, and counseling.

Holistic treatment is on offer to all our clients

I don’t think the problem is that serious for me or my family…

Addiction, over time, gets worse. Always. If the addictive behavior is bad enough right now that you are considering treatment, then treatment is absolutely needed. If you have an addiction your health, career and personal freedom are at risk. If you have children you should also question how your addiction is effecting them?

Legal substances can still cause addiction.

A large number of those in addiction recovery programs are addicted to alcohol or prescription drugs — and both are perfectly legal. Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it can’t be harmful or deadly. The growing abuse of prescription drugs has been shown to have an impact on deaths by overdose.

Is it easy to overcome addiction?

No. Is it worth the effort? Without a doubt. Clients with addiction issues have been through all sorts of heartache because of their addiction. Sometimes, an addict can feel overwhelmed by the destruction that substance abuse has caused. Why bother seeking treatment, they might ask themselves, when their life is a lost cause?

The best answers come from our own past clients, who have experienced that depth of despair, and now have turned their lives around:

Once I’m on the right path, how can I stay there?

Addiction recovery is a journey that continues long after you’ve gotten 'clean', and we won’t lie to you… there will be challenges along the way. But remember:

  • Stay motivated. Those who feel staying sober is their number one priority have better results.
  • Reward yourself for staying sober. A healthy sense of self-worth is important in recovery, so this “reward” can simply be giving yourself a mental pat on the back. There’s a lot of work involved in staying clean, so take the time to feel good about all you’ve accomplished.
  • Expect some obstacles along the way, and have a plan in dealing with them. Sometimes the addict will crave using again. This is normal, but these cravings must be dealt with in a way that prevents them from becoming actions. Developing coping skills for other types of adversity, like a bad day at the office or a fight with a spouse, is essential.
  • Also, ask for help when you need it. CASP will never turn away anyone looking for help